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Norwich to Cambridge by train

It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Norwich to Cambridge by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (93 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Norwich to Cambridge and tickets for this journey start from £20.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 15m
PriceFrom £20.80
Distance58 miles (93 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
First train04:27
Last train22:40
Departure stationNorwich
Arrival stationCambridge
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

Norwich to Cambridge train times

Check out the next trains departing from Norwich to Cambridge for Tuesday 8th November 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:56 13:12 1h 16m, 1 change
12:00 13:41 1h 41m, 1 change
12:28 13:46 1h 18m, direct
12:57 14:13 1h 16m, 1 change
13:00 14:40 1h 40m, 1 change
13:27 14:44 1h 17m, direct
13:54 15:12 1h 18m, 1 change
14:01 15:40 1h 39m, 1 change
14:27 15:44 1h 17m, direct
14:57 16:13 1h 16m, 1 change

Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge in 1h 16m

Looking to travel from Norwich to Cambridge by train? You've come to the right place!

There are around 22 trains running between Norwich and Cambridge daily, which usually take 1h 20m to complete the journey over 58 miles (93 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Greater Anglia trains serve the route from Norwich to Cambridge. They’ll get you to your destination in just 1h 16m, and with most trains being equipped with free WiFi, you’ll stay connected the whole way.

Want to get the best train deals? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from Norwich to Cambridge in our Journey Planner. If you’re travelling by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

If you want to know more about the journey from Norwich to Cambridge by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Norwich to Cambridge? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Norwich to Cambridge take?

The average journey time by train between Norwich and Cambridge is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 29 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Norwich and Cambridge by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Norwich to Cambridge is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Norwich to Cambridge cost?

Train ticket prices from Norwich to Cambridge can start from as little as £20.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Norwich to Cambridge?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Norwich to Cambridge without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Norwich to Cambridge each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Norwich to Cambridge leave?

The first train from Norwich to Cambridge leaves at 04:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Norwich to Cambridge leave?

The last train from Norwich to Cambridge leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Norwich and Cambridge by train?

Trains travelling from Norwich to Cambridge cover a distance of around 58 miles (93 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cambridge to Norwich.

Cheap train tickets from Norwich to Cambridge

Train tickets from Norwich to Cambridge start at £20.80 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Norwich to Cambridge is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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